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Wittman: Continuing Resolutions are no way to Govern

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), released the following statement after voting against the Continuing Resolution: “Today’s passage of a Continuing Resolution – an irresponsible stop-gap measure - is an unfortunate reminder of Washington’s ‘budget by crisis’ mentality. We can’t continue to find ourselves in these completely avoidable situations, especially when passing a b...

Wittman, Westerman Introduce Legislation Protecting Hunting, Fishing Access for Sportsmen

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), and 34 other members introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022. "I am happy to introduce the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022 with my colleague Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee,...

Wittman: It’s time for Congress to bring back ‘Defense Valley’

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We find ourselves at an unprecedented time in history — one that demands material progress in transitioning critical commercial technology into the U.S. Department of Defense. As the largest ground war since World War II rages on NATO’s borders—a war to which the United States has already committed $15 billion in security assistance to Ukraine at the time of writing—our own once unparalleled defen...

Wittman Votes to Support Local Law Enforcement and Mental Health Resources

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), voted in support of H.R. 6448 – the Invest to Protect Act of 2022. Following his vote, Congressman Wittman stated: “Our law enforcement officers represent selfless and exceptional dedication to serving their communities and neighbors. We in Congress must work to ensure they have proper and sufficient tools, resources, and training to do th...

Wittman Visits DuPont Spruance Manufacturing

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RICHMOND, VA – Earlier this month, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) visited the DuPont Spruance Plant, a manufacturing site that produces protection and safety equipment, in Richmond, Virginia. During his visit, Congressman Wittman toured the new production line facility for the Next Generation Aramid (NGA) fiber, an advanced woven fiber for military and law enforcement body armor and met with DuPo...

House Passes Reps. Wittman & Jeffries Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Vital Funding to Protect National Wildlife Refuges

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, September 19, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act. Introduced by U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), the bipartisan legislation will reauthorize the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership and education program to ensure access to public land for exploring, hunting,...

Wittman Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced that he received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for the 117th Congress. According to their website, the NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators who vote consistently with small businesses on key issues identified by small business owners. “America...

Wittman Calls for Improved Processing Systems for Federal Employees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his September 13, 2022, letter to the Honorable Kiran Ahuja, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), regarding the worsening processing backlog harming retiring federal employees. This letter follows an increased trend in casework from constituents who are experiencing significant delays and problems with OPM’s proc...

Wittman, Youngkin, Reagan Institute Host Manufacturing Competitiveness Roundtable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, September 12, 2022, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a roundtable discussion with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Ronald Reagan Institute Director, Roger Zakheim on manufacturing competitiveness in Virginia. The goal of this roundtable was to discuss efforts needed on a state, local, federal, private, and public level to work together to revive U.S. manufac...

Funding the Indo-Pacific Pivot

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In recent years, lawmakers on the Armed Services Committees in Congress have attempted to work with Republican and Democratic administrations to strengthen the posture of the United States military in the Indo-Pacific and confront the challenge posed by China. Yet U.S. efforts to truly align resources accordingly have been frustrated since President Barack Obama’s administration first acknowledged...

Wittman Supports Broadband Legislation to Close the Digital Divide

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his support for the Proper Leadership to Align Networks (PLAN) for Broadband Act. This bipartisan bill, which Congressman Wittman co-sponsors, requires the President to develop a national strategy to close the digital divide and a plan to implement that strategy. This legislation is based on a Government Accountability Office repo...

Wittman Hosts VA-01 Farm and Agribusiness Tour

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TAPPAHANNOCK, VA – On Tuesday, August 23rd, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) hosted a First Congressional District Farm and Agribusiness Tour with the Virginia Farm Bureau, Colonial Farm Credit, and National Wood Pallet & Container Association. The purpose of this tour was for Congressman Wittman to speak directly with farmers and agribusiness leaders in Virginia’s First District, and for Congressm...

Wittman Supports the Post 9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced the introduction of H.R. 8660 - the Post 9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act, introduced on August 5th, 2022 with Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19) and Rep. Young Kim (CA-39). This bill amends the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program to establish a joint pilot program between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Sm...

Wittman Opposes Tax Hikes and More Inflationary Spending

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5376 - Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: “I understand firsthand the harmful impacts inflation has on American families, especially as I travel throughout the First Congressional District to meet with individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, despite the title gi...

Wittman Statement on U.S. Economic Decline

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to today’s report’s that the U.S. economy shrank at a 0.9% annual rate last quarter – marking the second straight quarterly decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP): “This morning, the Department of Commerce reported that the U.S. economy shrank at a 0.9% annual rate last quarter - marking the sec...